DIRTY HABITS X MYSTIC Collaboration

Just over a year ago, I was was packing my car for a big air training session, a few days prior to the start of the Red Bull King of the Air, Max Blom, the owner of Mystic pulled up in my driveway to drop off Continue Reading →

Like Oh… Kite and Cable Riding

An eye-catching journey to discover what South East Asia has to offer in Kite and Cable Riding. One insane trip, Dominique Granger and Colleen Carroll went on a true adventure where they later met up with friend, Paula Rosales.

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Kite and Cable Riding

SONG: Lorde – Million Dollar Bills

CAMERA: Colleen Carroll, Dominique Granger, Chris Simpson, Elke Venken, Maja Enander
EDIT: Colleen Carroll

THANK YOU: Camsur Watersports Complex, Oui Kite, Kite Cable Thailand, Willy Kerr, Paula Rosales, Bahari Beach Resort
SPONSORS: northkites.com slingshotsports.com sensigravesbikinis.com juneswimwear.com ion-products.com ripcurl.com ouikite.ca

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Kitesurfer dies in Port Alfred, South Africa

At 17h06 on Tuesday the 8th of April, NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty at Eastern Beach, Port Alfred in South Africa

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A NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to the beach to find Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts being performed by bystanders on a 66 year old local man.

The man had reportedly collapsed unconscious, suspected to be from unknown medical causes, while kite-surfing with his son and fellow kite-boarders and he had been brought to shore breathless and pulseless. CPR immediately commenced on the beach and the alarm was raised.

A past NSRI Port Alfred volunteer was amongst the kite boarders and he assisted with the CPR efforts.

On arrival on-scene our NSRI Port Alfred medics continued with CPR efforts and our local Multi-Security control room was instrumental in summoning additional emergency medical support to respond to the scene.

Guardmed ambulance services arrived and took over with advanced life support CPR which continued in the ambulance en route to hospital. Extensive CPR efforts were continued in hospital but sadly, after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted, the man was declared deceased by doctors.

Sincerest condolences are expressed to the family.

Dirty Habits would also like to Thank the NSRI, (National Sea Rescue Institute)

The Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by 940 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R27.5m

So please donate to this charity, you never know when you’ll be the one getting rescued.

http://www.nsri.org.za/

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Kevin Langeree Kiting Indo

Pro Kiteboarder Kevin Langeree has been hanging out in Indo for the past couple of weeks while he waits for the next stop of the PKRA.

One thing’s for sure, he definitely hasn’t been getting bored. Kiting, SUPing, getting shacked, free diving, all in a days work for Kev.

Dirty Habits photographer Bianca Asher Photography is on also on a surf trip with Jarrod David and met up with Kevin to snap a few shot of his wave session. Kevin also got some pics on his GoPro

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Kevin working on his barrel face.

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Cape Town Kitesurf Photography:  Bianca Asher Photography

Red Bull King of the Air Green Light – Sunday 3rd Feb

 

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red
Bull King of the Air 2013

 

“Green” light for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
As charts and websites are confirming the possibility to have great weather and wind conditions for the coming weekend, this is your “OFFICIAL CALL” for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
With a cold-front hitting the cape peninsula on saturday night the expectations are to have “proper southerly wind” starting form the late morning of Sunday 03 Feb, sharply increasing to 30/35 knots during the day. Together with a long period moderate swell to complete the right ingredients for “perfect” conditions.
Get Down to Big Bay on Sunday 03, for the Biggest and most extreme Kite comp in history.
Press Release.

The much anticipated return of Red Bull King of the Air has seen kiteboarders the world over doing
anything to get their hands on an entry. Sixteen of the world’s best as well as eight wildcards have
been selected to compete.

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) Red Bull King of the Air returns to the fore after an eight year
hiatus since the last running of the event in Maui, USA and wind patterns are currently
looking favourable for the window period of 1 – 15 February at Big Bay, Blouberg on Cape
Town’s coastline.

Sixteen invited kiteboarders from around the world will be joined by eight wildcards.

Included in the lineup are extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten (NED), compatriot and
world number 1 in 2012 Youri Zoon (NED), Lewis Crathern(UK), who recently jumped over the Brighton and Worthing piers, and local wildcard Oswald Smith who goes into the competition having just won SA Champs.

The judging panel consisting of fearless female kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld
Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull
King of the Air alumnus Greg Tijsse will be watching the water to gauge height, style and
creativity each kiteboarder executes their movement with.

Local wildcard Graham Howes. Photo: Craig Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

The newly developed ‘flag out’ competition format is unlike any others – it gives each
kiteboarder the opportunity to pull their best moves and score high. Four riders hit the water
wearing different colour rash vests that matching a corresponding flag on the beach. After
an allocated time, the rider with the lowest score will be flagged out (flag will be lowered) and
must leave the water. The last man standing is the winner.

The event will also feature the godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish who will be
in Cape Town to put the title hopefuls through their paces in the lead up to the event. Robby
has multiple World Titles across windsurfing and kiteboarding disciplines and still competes
internationally, at the tender age of 49.

Photo: JD Photofairy: Red Bull Content Pool

The Invited Kiteboarders

Ruben Lenten (NED) Redbull Extreme Kiteboarder.
Kevin Langeree (NED) 2009 World Champion
Youri Zoon (NED) 2011/2012 World Champion
Nick Jacobsen (DEN) Crane Jumper
Billy Parker (USA)
Sam Light (GBR)
Lewis Crathern (GBR) Brighton/Worthing Pier jumper
Kevin de Smidt (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Steven Akkersijk (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Jesse Richman (USA)
Tom Court (GBR)
Luke Whiteside (GBR)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)

The Wildcards

Sam Medysky (CAN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Johnno Sholte (NED)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA)
Alan Steele (RSA)
Nicolas Falcou (FRA)

Local Bruce Gonlag. Photo: Nick Muzik/Red Bull Content Pool

Follow Red Bull King of the Air:
Twitter: @RedBullZA (#RedBullKingoftheAir)
www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za

Luke Mcgilliwie Video

Luke McGilliwie is off to the 2nd leg of the KSP in Ireland,

Luke has been getting some decent training in with the last 2 weeks of Solid South Easter.

Check out his latest video from his session with 3 GoPro’s on him and his kites.

Photo: Mandi Ireland

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